Results for tag: China

New AAS Initiatives in Chinese Art History

The Bei Shan Tang Foundation 北山堂基金 of Hong Kong has generously pledged financial support to work cooperatively with the AAS to create two exciting initiatives in the field of Chinese art history: The establishment of awards to recognize and celebrate distinguished new monographs and catalogues in Chinese art history (see more information via the button below), […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Wai-yee Li

Wai-yee Li is 1879 Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University. She translated and edited Plum Shadows and Plank Bridge: Two Memoirs about Courtesans, by Mao Xiang and Yu Huai, published by Columbia University Press and winner of the 2022 AAS Patrick D. Hanan Book Prize for Translation. To begin with, please tell us what […]

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Carbon Technocracy: An Interview with Historian Victor Seow

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham Discussions of how to address climate change frequently note that one of the most important factors will be breaking China’s “addiction” to coal. Coal-fired power plants have provided electricity to the country’s manufacturing sector and growing cities for decades, while at the same time creating toxic air pollution and carbon dioxide […]

AAS Statement on Participation of PRC Scholars at AAS 2022 Annual Conference

AAS Board of Directors March 29, 2022 The AAS is aware that some scholars located in the PRC were pressured into withdrawing from their scheduled online presentations at the recently concluded 2022 Annual Conference. We are currently working to determine the number of individuals involved and the scope of actions affecting conference participants. The AAS firmly supports […]

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Meet the Incoming Vice President: Jean C. Oi

Jean C. Oi will take office as the next AAS Vice President following the 2022 Annual Conference in March. Oi is William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics, Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Director of the China Program at Stanford University and Lee Shau Kee Director of the Stanford Center […]

Member Spotlight: Christopher Lupke

Christopher Lupke is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta and has been an AAS member for 32 years, since 1989. Lupke’s research interests cover literary and cultural studies, including film studies, in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Sinophone World. Why did you join AAS and why would you recommend AAS […]

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#AsiaNow Speaks with Christopher Rea about Early Chinese Cinema

Since early 2020, Christopher Rea, a professor of Chinese at the University of British Columbia, has translated over twenty early Chinese films and made them available on the YouTube channel Modern Chinese Cultural Studies. He has also produced a semester-long online course on early Chinese cinema, available at chinesefilmclassics.org. In June 2021, Columbia University Press […]

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“A Form of Prophecy for the Near Future”: Chinese Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Jing Jiang Jing Jiang is Associate Professor of Chinese and Humanities at Reed College and author of Found in Translation: “New People” in Twentieth-Century Chinese Science Fiction, the latest Asia Shorts title released by AAS Publications. Chinese science fiction (SF) has flourished in the last ten years. Writers who had been toiling quietly in […]

Michael O’Sullivan on Vernacular Capitalism and Intellectual History

Michael O’Sullivan is a Junior Research Fellow in the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University and author of “Vernacular Capitalism and Intellectual History in a Gujarati Account of China, 1860–68,” which appears in the May 2021 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies. O’Sullivan’s article discusses a travelogue published in 1868 by Damodar […]

The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese Religion

#AsiaNow Speaks with Paul R. Katz and Vincent Goossaert

AAS Publications has recently released the latest title in its Asia Past & Present monograph series. In The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese Religion, 1898–1948, Paul R. Katz (Academia Sinica) and Vincent Goossaert (EPHE, PSL [Paris]) examine a time of significant political and social upheaval in China and demonstrate how religious life was also transformed […]

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#AsiaNow Speaks with Macabe Keliher

Macabe Keliher is Assistant Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University and author of The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China, published by University of California Press, which won the 2021 AAS Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize honorable mention. To begin with, please tell us what your book […]

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#AsiaNow Speaks with Charles Sanft

Charles Sanft is Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of Literate Community in Early Imperial China, published by SUNY Press and winner of the 2021 AAS Pre-1900 Joseph Levenson Prize Honorable Mention. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. Literate Community examines the ways that people […]

AAS Statement on Chinese Government Sanctions

Statement by the AAS Board of DirectorsMarch 29, 2021 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS), a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association with approximately 6,500 members worldwide, wishes to express its solidarity and support for our esteemed colleague and member, Professor Joanne Smith Finley of the University of Newcastle, UK, who is one of nine people sanctioned on March 26, […]

AAS Letter to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Regarding Reorganization of the Universities Service Centre

In late December 2020, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) released plans to restructure the Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC), an important venue for research and academic exchange founded in 1963 and housed at CUHK since 1988. The USC reorganization would involve bringing its data resources under oversight by the CUHK library […]

A History of Pigs in China: From Curious Omnivores to Industrial Pork

The November 2020 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies is now available online at Cambridge Core. AAS Members can access the issue by logging in at our new member portal (see here for instructions if this is your first time visiting) and selecting the “Membership” menu, then clicking on “Members-Only Benefits” and scrolling down […]

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Modern Chinese History: An Interview with Author David Kenley

AAS Publications is pleased to announce that the second edition of Modern Chinese History by David Kenley is now available. Part of our Key Issues in Asian Studies series, Kenley’s book is a rapid-fire introduction to China’s past from the seventeenth century onward; its concise form and straightforward prose make Modern Chinese History the ideal […]

Member Spotlight: Robert Cliver

Robert Cliver is Professor of History at Humboldt State University (California) and has been a member of AAS for almost 16 years, since October 2004. What is your discipline and country (or countries) of interest? I am a historian of modern China and Russia, with an interest in modern and pre-modern East Asian and World […]

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